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February 27, 2014

David Lee Tackett, Warrensburg, MO, Funeral Friday February 28 First Christian Church 2pm

Dave Tackett, Warrensburg, MO

David Lee Tackett

David Lee Tackett, 67, of Warrensburg, died Sunday, Feb. 23, at Western Missouri Medical Center.
Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 28, at the First Christian Church Sanctuary in Warrensburg with Pastor Jerry Basye officiating.  Pallbearers were Ed Shanks, Mike Haller, Jason Shanks, Casey Laws, Tom Crate and Clayton Gates.
Interment followed at Sunset Hill Cemetery with full military honors provided by Warrensburg American Legion Post 131 and VFW Post 2513.
He was born Oct. 21, 1946, in Warrensburg, the son of Robert and Marjorie (Halley) Tackett.
David graduated from the University of Central Missouri. He joined and served in the U.S. Navy for six years. After his military service, David then returned to the family farm and turkey operation here Warrensburg. He was an active member of the Warrensburg American Legion Post 131, Warrensburg Lion’s Club, Warrensburg First Christian’s Campbellite Dinner Ministry, and the Foods Resource Bank. David was a fan of UCM sports, especially Jennies basketball.
He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Barry, of Warrensburg; two sisters, Dee Anne Shanks of Bend, Ore.; and Deborah Haller of Warrensburg; four nieces, Julie Haan of Flower Mound, Texas; Amy Gates of Dallas, Texas; Carrie Laws of Warrensburg; and Sarah Crate of Wake Forest, N.C.; one nephew, Jason Shanks of Suwanee, Ga.; and nine great-nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions are suggested to American Legion Post 131 or the Warrensburg First Christian Church Building Fund and both can be left in care of Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.
David Lee Tackett, age 67, passed away Sunday, February 23. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 28, at the First Christian Church Sanctuary in Warrensburg. 
Internment will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery with full military honors provided by Warrensburg American Legion Post 131. 
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 27, at the Warrensburg First Christian Church Family Life Center. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to American Legion Post 131 or the Warrensburg First Christian Church Building Fund and both can be left in care of Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.
Dave was a veteran serving in the United States Navy and was an instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School, nuclear engineering, in Idaho Falls, ID.  After he left the Navy he was a farmer and active many years running the family turkey farm which handled up to 170,000 turkeys each year.  
Our condolences to Marge, Dee Ann, Debbie , extended family and friends.
We have many good memories of Dave, from from his 4th of July " cherry bomb specials" to our camping trips with the Warrensburg Canoe Club, Rusty Zippers Coffee Club, or just catching up him on the street.....he will be missed.

Dave Tackett, Warrensburg, Missouri
US Navy Veteran
Dave Tackett, Bottom Row Left, Warrensburg, MO

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sailor rest your oar. Your United States Navy submarine shipmates.

Anonymous said...

Sailor rest your oar. Your United States Navy submarine shipmates.